IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant Program

WMAN cohosts a unique mining mini-grant program with the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN).

The IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant Program offers financial grant assistance to communities threatened or adversely affected by mining in the U.S. and Canada.

The IEN -WMAN Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program distributes over $200,000 per year in $4,000 USD grants to Indigenous communities and non-profit grassroots organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Our goal is to give at least 50% of the Mini-Grants to Indigenous communities.

We recognize that mining activity often has detrimental impacts to all aspects of community and cultural well-being and we encourage projects that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, cultural resources, and community health from mining impacts. This program is of tremendous value to community-based organizations, many of whom have very few opportunities to access financial support outside of their own pockets.

IEN-WMAN Community Stories

Ready to apply?

You may apply for one Mini-Grant in a twelve-month period. The application is online in a Google Survey. If you wish to prep your application before filling out the online survey, you can use this paper application as a guide.

There are three Mini-Grant cycles per year:

  • Applications open January 1, May 1 and Sept. 1.
  • Grant Deadlines for submission are Feb 1, June 1, and Oct 1.

If you need assistance with your application, please contact us.


If you have questions about the Mini-Grant program, please contact the WMAN Network Coordinator or the WMAN Indigenous Caucus Coordinator.

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